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Bomb threat evacuates W.Va. school

February 26, 1997


Staff Writer, Charles Town

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A false bomb threat at Charles Town Junior High School Wednesday morning forced the evacuation of about 800 students and teachers and delayed school buses for kindergarten students and others, according to the Charles Town Police Department.

No bomb was found at the school and students returned to classes about 11 a.m., said Police Chief Mike Aldridge.

Two junior high girls are suspected of having made the false call from a pay phone in Ranson, W.Va., said Aldridge and Sgt. R.J. James.

The telephone call was traced to the Ranson, W.Va., public phone and Ranson Police officers got descriptions of two girls, police said.


The call was made about 7:50 a.m., shortly before the start of school, and the caller said a bomb was in the school and set to explode at 10:30 a.m., police said.

School officials evacuated the building and called police. No bomb was found.

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